Best Dog Gifts – 2017 EzyDog Gift Guide

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The great thing about shopping for your dog is that you already know exactly what’s going to get that tail wagging.

It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s obvious. And it’s wonderful.

All your best friend really wants is you.

So when we put together our Holiday Dog Gift Guide, we did it with an eye toward giving your furry friend everything she needs to wile away the hours with her favorite human. We’ve narrowed down the list to our favorite offerings that we’re sure will match up with any dog’s lifestyle.

Read the guide and in just a couple of minutes on EzyDog you’ll knock out a shopping list that will earn you all the love and adoration coming your way.

For the Bookworm

Yeah, he knows he’s smart. At some point after learning to sit, but still before he could fetch the paper right when you start brewing the morning coffee, your dog started to feel the pride that comes with a secondary canine education. And now he can’t get enough.

If your dog is all about new tricks – or is just starting down the road of unlocking the secrets of the household universe – then we have just the study aids they need.


Dog Training leashLuca Leash ($30) 

Putting this leash on is your dog’s version of rolling up her sleeves to get down to business. The slip collar design allows for a quick and gentle correction during training exercises. And because teachable moments can be fleeting, this collar and leash combo can be quickly slipped on or off in an instant.

Made from high quality climbing rope, a rust-proof metal slider and a rubber stopper, this leash can be used as both a soft-check collar or a halter lead. It’s strength and versatility mean that you’ll have the right training tool for any environment.

Show in Purple, also available in Black, Red and Orange


checkmate dog training collar

Checkmate Collar ($14-$20)

 The humane answer to training corrections, this collar has a martingale design that applies firm pressure when your puppy pulls without choking the dog. When not pulling, your dog will be perfectly comfortable. Unlike other options, Checkmate Collars do not require re-sizing for each fitting making it a time-saver. The collar snaps on with a quick release buckle for further convenience.

This is an especially good choice for less-experienced dog owners who can set gentle boundaries without worries of hurting their companion.

Show in Candy, also available in Blue, Red, Chocolate, Black, Orange and Green Camo


dog treat bagSnakpak Treat Bag ($28)

We all know the most important part of learning is dessert. While the satisfaction of a job well done might be enough for the most motivated of dogs, chances are that having a reward handy will make all the difference as you teach the basics.

This treat bag can be clipped around the waist or hooked into your belt, providing two options for keeping your treats accessible. A magnetic closure keeps your treats secure without creating any fuss when opening. An accessory pocket is available to carry anything else you might need during training sessions. To top it all off, it comes in four different colors.

Show in Red, also available in Black, Blue and Orange



For the Athlete

Some dogs are all about their personal best. She can run a 5K during a lunch break or rise at dawn for a private triathlon, but she doesn’t understand the concept of a “walk.” There are no streets or sidewalks or trails, there is only one big amusement park.

As much fun as it is to hit a full gallop, these dogs’ number one job is still playing coach, providing you the motivation you need to keep on keeping on, even when the hills get steep. Here’s how to keep your personal trainer involved in every jog:


dog running leash

Road Runner Leash ($42)

Your dog is in your workout to help, not hinder. So don’t let his leash get in the way of perfect form and concentration. This hands free option clips around your waist, shoulder or arm to keep your companion tethered close – or up to 6.5 feet away – with its adjustable length.

The Zero Shock technology cushions against any pulling or other distractions that could potentially break your stride. Webbing on the leash acts as a reflective surface, meaning this contraption works safely even in the darkest conditions. With this leash there is no route that can keep you and your puppy apart.

Shown in Pink Camo, also available in Blue, Red, Chocolate, Black, Orange, Candy, Bubble Gum, Purple and Green Camo.


dog running leash gloveHandy Leash ($22-$30)

 No appetite for a leash around your waist? Try this leash that wraps around your hand like a neoprene glove. The design keeps your hands free during a run while still keeping closer control over your dog.

Keep your dog at 3 to 4-feet and enjoy the Zero Shock technology that prevents the kind of sudden jerks or pulls that can cause accidents in a workout. Reflective trim means this leash can also function at night.

Shown in Red, also available in Black.


chest plate dog harnessChest Plate Harness ($27-32)

This is hands down the best chest harness available for your dog and the answer to your worries about a dog that pulls during a walk.

It sits comfortably on any dog and keeps them comfortable, even when course correcting. The force you apply to a leash is spread across your dog’s entire frame, rather than concentrated in his neck causing him to choke. You’ll see your dog improve faster and respond more positively to training without having to cause discomfort.

The harness goes well with any leash, but is particularly effective with the Zero Shock technology preferred by runners who like to bring their best buddy along for the workout.

Shown in Green Camo, also available in Blue, Red, Chocolate, Black, Orange, Pink Camo, Candy, Bubble Gum and Purple


For the Explorer

Every block is a new frontier to these pioneers, who muster their best when they can take point and blaze a trail for their whole pack. To them, home is just a pit stop before hopping in the car and setting off toward a new mountain to conquer or river to swim.

You might climb for days just to glimpse a spectacular view, but you know that the picture won’t mean much without a grinning pooch in the foreground. But traversing the edge also means staying safe and you’re responsible for two on trail. Here’s your pack list for getting into the great outdoors – and making sure to come back again.


dog car harnessDrive Dog Car Harness ($99)

You get the benefit of a seatbelt, airbags and human engineering to keep you safe in the event of an accident. Your furry navigator is left to the mercy of physics. The car harness extends the safety you would expect on any road trip to your best friend.

It fits comfortably on your dog and works hand in hand with the backseat seatbelt. As a bonus to providing some protection for your dog, the harness provides some piece of mind that your dog won’t be able to distract you or injure anyone else in the car in the event of a crash.

There are plenty of thrills in the adventures that wait at your destination. So play it safe on the way.


dog car restraintClick Adjustable Car Restraint ($20)

For anybody who wants a safer road trip at a great value, this car restraint is the perfect way to make sure your loving pal doesn’t cave to temptation and distract you while you’re behind the wheel. Distracted driving doubles the risk of car accident, according to AAA, and dog owners can easily fall victims to the practice.

This restraint attaches to your dog’s harness and clicks into your seatbelt receiver. It gives plenty of room for your dog to maneuver without granting her the run of the car.

NOTE: While this restraint helps prevent distracted driving, it does not necessarily provide protection for your dog in the event of a crash.


dog jacketElement Jacket ($42-$78)

That fur goes a long way, but even the thickest of coats can meet its match when out in the elements. And just like you wouldn’t go traversing up a mountain without some warm gear, your dog shouldn’t make the trip without a little protection.

The Element Jacket fits snugly around any dog with a waterproof outer shell and a fleece inner lining that is cozy and warm no matter the weather. It’s your dogs very own windbreaker, rain jacket, down vest and sweater all in one!

Shown in Scarlet/Black, also available in Orange/Black.


For the Regular Joe

This is our kind of beast. A walk-taking, ball-fetching, nap-stealing cuddle monster who revels in all things dog. This is your run-of-the-mill neighborhood mascot who only counts squirrels among his enemies.

He is up for anything, as long as it’s with his human family. There is no shortage of activities throughout the year to keep him as happy as he is busy. Let’s make sure he’s got the basics.


zero shock dog leashZero Shock Leash ($30-$34)

Nobody’s perfect. Remember that the next time your buddy forgets about his leash and makes a beeline toward his dog pals down the street. Rather than accept the occasional trauma from your dog’s split second sprint, invest in the Zero Shock Leash.

This leash absorbs those sudden movements and prevents the whiplash that could be experienced by both of you during your walk. It may be a gift to your dog, but you’ll really be treating yourself when you purchase the Zero Shock technology.

Shown in Blue, also available in Black, Chocolate, Candy, Orange, Red, Bubble Gum, Purple


quick fit dog harnessQuick Fit Harness ($27-$32)

Cut out all the tugging, the pulling and the choking on your daily walks with this dependable, stylish harness. The humane purpose behind a harness is to distribute the force from pulling on the leash to the dog’s entire body frame, not just its neck. The added bonus is that dogs respond better to pulls on a harness, meaning you’ll get better training results without hurting your pal.

This may just be the fastest and simplest harness to put on any dog.  Adjust the straps once, then it’s an easy one-click operation to get the harness on or off. Pick between a wide swath of sizes and colors, attach any leash or other accessory to the stainless steel ring, then head out for a good time.

Shown in Bubblegum, also available in Blue, Red, Chocolate, Black, Orange, Green Camouflage, Pink Camo, Candy, and Purple.


convert dog harnessConvert Harness ($46-$78) With Custom Badge ($10-15)

This is your desert island harness. It’s versatility ensures that you’ll be ready to go in any environment with any agenda. 

Every part of the harness is adjustable to stay comfortable and keep your dog feeling safe while providing pinch-free restraint when out on the trail. Best of all, this harness lets your dog literally pull its weight when out and about when you add the saddle bag accessory.

Harness shown in Burgundy, also available in Charcoal and Blue


custom harness badgeThe harness doubles as a service dog vest with a custom badge holder that helps your dog express itself. Want to identify as a service, police or in-training dog? How about as a princess? Our badges have it covered.

Standard side badges come in a variety of options, including Therapy Dog, Police and In-Training.

Custom side badges can also be ordered to include your dog’s name, nickname or any other personal message!


Wrap up a couple of those ideas and get yourself ready, you and your best pal are going to have the time of your lives in 2018.

Now go play!

About EzyDog

EzyDog makes a line of products encompassing the rugged outdoor lifestyle dogs love along with the comfort and style pet owners prefer. EzyDog is the manufacturer of the Original Shock Absorbing Leash that combines the latest in sports technology with the durability dog owners demand. Their unique and highly functional leash systems are designed for comfort, control and safety, paying special attention to dogs that pull or are in training. All EzyDog Products are designed to help both owners and pets get more out of the great outdoors.